Lauren Nelson has worked as a professional nonprofit fund raiser for 13 years in Central Florida – currently as philanthropy associate at Nemours Children’s Hospital. A continuous and devoted learner, she earned her master’s degree in nonprofit management in 2010 from UCF and the prestigious Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation in early 2017. In addition, she is an adjunct faculty member at UCF teaching in the public administration department (2015 to present).
Lauren is proud and privileged to work for Nemours Children’s Hospital which is part of Nemours Children’s Healthcare System, one of the nation’s leading pediatric healthcare system. In her role as a senior member of the Nemours philanthropy team. I connect major and transformational donors to program and initiatives that directly benefit sick children cared for by Nemours. In addition, she also represents the hospital in the community to raise awareness and connect business and community leaders to the Nemours’ mission.
Lauren is happiest when spending time with her husband of 15 years and their two sons, ages 10 and 13. She also enjoys participating in rave events (running) and going to the movies.